The experienced Florida medical malpractice attorneys with the Miami law firm of Kurzban, Kurzban, Weinger, and Tetzeli & Pratt represent kidney disease patients who have suffered injury or even death as a result of medical negligence – a late or inaccurate diagnosis or the negligent treatment of kidney disease. If you need to speak with an attorney regarding medical malpractice and kidney disease, promptly contact our law office in Miami for a free consultation. Information on this page regarding kidney disease and kidney donors includes material gathered from the official website of the Kidney and Urology Foundation of America.


Those dealing with total kidney failure endure significant and long-term hardships, including the pain of kidney dialysis, lengthy stays in hospital and other symptoms that can impact your personal life, family and business. In the long term, the ideal treatment for anyone dealing with total kidney failure is typically a kidney transplant. While most kidney transplants are successful procedures, there are cases a patient’s body rejects the organ transplant. To boost the likelihood of success, kidney specialists attempt to determine which potential donors are least likely to result in a rejection. Immediate family members are usually the first choice, but a donor does not have to be related to a kidney recipient. Physicians evaluating the likelihood of kidney transplant success also evaluate these factors:

  • HLAs: Do a kidney donor’s HLAs (human leukocyte antigens) match the patient’s? Every person has six, but a six-point match is not necessarily required for transplant success.
  • Cross-matching antigens: Doctors blood test both a patient and a potential donor to find if a cross-match (or a negative reaction) happens. If no adverse reaction takes place, doctors may perform the transplant surgery.
  • Blood Type: Do the patient and donor have compatible blood types?


The attorneys at Kurzban, Kurzban, Weinger, Tetzeli & Pratt, P.A., are known and acknowledged nationally for their knowledge of medical malpractice statutes and issues related to kidney disease. To arrange a no-cost legal consultation with an experienced Florida medical malpractice lawyer – if you suspect that misdiagnosis or improper treatment of your kidney disease is the reason you now need a kidney transplant – contact us today by calling 888.233.7667, or e-mail us at: [email protected].